Drum Major Essay

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Becoming Drum Major has definitely been in my mind since the very first Marching Band meeting I attended. I wish to obtain this prestigious position because it shows true character in a person. Truth is, I didn’t know what it meant to be a Drum Major until I saw how previous Drum Majors acted throughout my freshman and sophomore year. I saw that they both inspired many people to do their best, and for this I was inspired to try-out for this position. I really want to be able to motivate the band to do well in competitions and in addition, reach their goals in life. I feel that motivation is extremely important to leading a big band successfully. I also want to be able to portray everything I learned on and off the field on members and the future members of the band. I want this position to share my musical and life experiences with everyone in the band, in hopes to grab their attention and inspire them to become the person they want to be. In addition, I want to be able to use my experience and skills for effort into leading the band through competition season and achieving the goals that our band has set for each year. This position is definitely going to be a learning experience, just by trying-out, but receiving it will be a learning experience as a leader. I think the position will teach me how to gain confidence and learn to speak publicly about my thoughts in a positive way. Personality wise, I think it will teach me to be a better-rounded and speak to everybody in the band and get to know people better. I also think this position will teach me how to balance fun and work time to benefit the band. I will be the first one to admit that I fool around sometimes in band, usually in sectionals, however; it is with moderation. I do think that I can improve that balance and I think that being Junior Drum Major can definitely be a positive experience for me to

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